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Uhuru names former NSIS chief Boinett new Inspector General of Police

31 December 2014, 13:02 Victor Tinto

Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta has named former intelligence chief Joseph Boinett the new Inspector General of Police.

Boinett has been appointed Wednesday by the president to replace the retired David Kimaiyo, who quit last month following increased pressure over the state of the country's security.

He will oversee reforms in the police sector, as well as the increased need to quell the spate of insecurity and terror that have engulfed the country.

The appointment, in tandem with that of new Interior CS Joseph Nkaissery will also see a new line-up to handle security matters within the country's borders, something that has been mooted by many over a long period of time.

Uhuru has always insisted that he must have the express power to appoint persons he deems necessary and important to the country's security and he has gone for a person he feels can do a job.

" Boinett is well respected and a man who knows the intelligence circles very well. I can imagine the move is designed to ensure prevention of terror attacks and such cases before they take place," security expert Joseph Njungeri told News24.

" The issue many had with Kimaiyo was that he was reactive rather than preventive and that surely played a part in his resignation," Njungeri added.

On a political note, the appointment was tailored to ensure members of DP William Ruto's URP party are maintained in their respective positions and ensure coalition balance remains.

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